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  • I know it's a Greek word from the context in Updike's novel, 'Rabbit is Rich' on p84 of 308 pages in my etext file. May mean 'family'. Here's the context:

    Harry tries outright grievance. "I can't figure out what the kid wants."

    "He wants to get started at the real world. I think he wants in around here."

    "I know he wants in, and I don't want him in. He makes me uncomfortable. With

    that sorehead look of his he couldn't sell - "

    "Coke in the Sahara," Charlie finishes for him. "Be that as it may, he's Fred

    Springer's grandson. He's engonaki."

    April 3, 2009